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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       namepool - DHCP server database

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  namepool  database provides joind with names that are
       available for dynamic assignment to clients  of  the  DHCP
       protocol.   For  each  DHCP server and domain name (NIS or
       DNS), the database contains a collection of  names  available
  for allocation to DHCP clients within those domains.
       One name plays a distinguished role - it is used as a prefix
 when the pool has been exhausted.  Names are generated
       from the prefix by appending a number, 1,2.., and a trailing
  'd'. The namepool file is read whenever joind starts.
       Names within the database must not be allocated  to  hosts
       which are not DHCP clients, and if the administration of a
       domain is shared between several DHCP servers,  the  namepools
  that  each has must be disjoint. Names may be added
       and removed from the namepool file.  If a name is  removed
       from  the  file it remains bound to the client to which it
       was allocated; if no such binding is in effect the name is
       excised  from  the  server's pool the next time the server
       starts.  Once a name is dynamically bound  to  a  host  it
       will  never  be  reused  even  if  that  host subsequently
       acquires a new name, but there is no  need  to  remove  it
       from namepool.

   FORMAT    [Toc]    [Back]
       Blank lines and lines beginning with a number sign (#) are
       ignored.  A new entry must begin in column one and has one
       of the following formats:

       The domain variable is the domain in which the names which
       follow are assigned.
       The server variable is the  name  or  IP  address  of  the
       server in charge of allocating these names to clients.
       The  prefix  variable is the prefix that will be used when
       the pool is exhausted.

       Succeeding lines contain one or  more  names  for  domains
       that  are  to  be  allocated by the server.  Each of these
       succeeding lines must begin with at least one white  space

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]



       joind(8), join.ipaddresses(4) delim off

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